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Harassing women in the streets of France could become a public offense

2017-09-21

France is considering new legislation that would make it illegal for men to harass women in the street — the so-called “cat calling” and “wolf whistling.”

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Nations join forces to stop high level of violence against women

2017-09-21

World leaders meeting at the United Nations launched a half-billion dollar effort to end violence against women and girls

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India girl 'raped by teachers' critical after abortion

2017-09-21

A teenager in India who was allegedly raped by two school staff over a three-month period is in critical condition after being forced to have an abortion

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Taylor Swift gives evidence in court in groping case

2017-08-14

The singer, who was responding to questions from Mr Mueller's lawyer, added: "He stayed latched on to my bare ass cheek as I lurched away from him

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Nepal criminalises banishing menstruating women to huts

2017-08-11

Lawmakers in Nepal have passed a law criminalising a practice that forces women from their homes during menstruation

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India media storm over 10-year-old pregnant rape victim

2017-08-07

A 10-year-old girl who is pregnant and has been refused an abortion is at the centre of a media storm in India

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One in five girls and women kidnapped for marriage in Kyrgyzstan - study

2017-08-03

In many cases, the groom will rape his kidnapped bride to prevent her from returning to her family due to shame

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Jordan repeals law allowing rapists to avoid punishment if they marry their victims

2017-08-02

The Jordanian parliament has voted to revoke an article of the country’s penal code which allows a rapist to escape punishment for his crime so long as he marries the victim

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Malaysia MP: 'Denying husbands sex is abuse'

2017-07-28

A Malaysian lawmaker has come under fire for saying that women denying sex to their husbands was a form of "psychological and emotional abuse"

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